HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Physical activity linked to protection from Parkinson's disease

Boston MA In the first comprehensive examination of strenuous physical activity and the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that men who exercised regularly and vigorously early in their adult life had a lower risk for developing Parkinson's disease compared to men who did not. The findings appear in the February 22, 2005 issue of the journal Neurology.

Parkinson's disease is a progressive nervous disease occurring generally after age 50. It destroys brain cells that produce dopamine and is characterized by muscular tremor, slowing of movement, rigidity and postural instability.

Men who were the most physically active at the start of the study cut their risk of developing Parkinson's disease by 50 percent compared to men study participants who were the least physically active. The authors also found that men who reported regularly having engaged in strenuous physical activity in early adult life cut the risk for Parkinson's by 60 percent compared to those who did not.

Among women in the study, strenuous activity in the early adult years was also linked to a lower risk of Parkinson's, but this relationship was not statistically significant, and there was no clear relationship between physical activity later in life and Parkinson's risk.

To examine the relationship between physical activity and Parkinson's disease, participants were chosen from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study at HSPH and the Nurses' Health Study, a Brigham and Women's Hospital-based study. More than 48,000 men and 77,000 women, who were free of Parkinson's disease, cancer or stroke, were included. Participants completed comprehensive questionnaires on disease, lifestyle practices and physical and leisure time activities beginning in 1986 and were updated every two years through 2000. During the course of the study, 387 cases of Parkinson's disease (252 men and 135 women) were diagno
'"/>

Contact: Kevin C. Myron
kmyron@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-3952
Harvard School of Public Health
21-Feb-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study: Physical activity in middle age cuts risk of early death
2. Physical inactivity costs millions in health care expenses
3. Physically fit children appear to do better in classroom, researchers say
4. Physical symptoms of depression may be misdiagnosed
5. Physical activity in later years helps women preserve functional abilities
6. Physical activity key to maintaining independence say University of Pittsburgh researchers
7. Physical, mental health illnesses hinder low-income families economic security
8. Physical activity may improve survival and quality of life
9. Physical activity is key to maintaining normal weight after weight loss
10. Physical exercise improves cancer patients health
11. Physical fitness isnt the only activity to help prolong survival in older people

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Physical activity linked protection from Parkinson disease

(Date:8/21/2014)... New York (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... Market Research “Home Audio Equipment (Product Types - Home ... audio accessories) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, ... was valued at USD 15.94 billion in 2012 and ... growing at a CAGR of 3.7% from 2013 to ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014 The Swedish-American Life ... conference will focus on the Future of Medicine ... innovation and commercialization. , With the mission to ... the worlds' of business and science. "Over the ... Summit, gathering a diverse community with representatives challenging ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. ... using sunscreen dropped nearly 12 percent in the last decade, ... the number of teens using indoor tanning beds barely decreased. ... risk of skin cancers, including deadly melanomas, the researchers noted. ... of teens who reported wearing sunscreen, from 67.7 percent in ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... August 21, 2014 The Onder Law ... product liability law, announces the launch of a new ... information on morcellator surgery lawsuits for cancer ... morcellator cancer warning and the July 2014 morcellator recall. ... April 17, 2014 FDA warning on morcellator surgery and ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... announces the immediate release of Care of the ... CHEST Consensus Statement today in the Online First ... the global health-care community cares for patients with ... guide ethical decision-making, coordination of care, resource conservation, ... by over 100 clinicians and experts representing a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Home Audio Equipment Market Expected to Reach USD 20.68 Billion in 2019 2Health News:Home Audio Equipment Market Expected to Reach USD 20.68 Billion in 2019 3Health News:The Tenth Swedish-American Life Science Summit, takingplace in Stockholm, Sweden, August 20-22nd, will focus on The Future of Medicine 2Health News:Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds 2Health News:The Onder Law Firm Launches National Morcellator Cancer Lawsuit Center Website for Morcellator Surgery Lawsuits at MorcellatorCancerLawsuitCenter.com 2Health News:The Onder Law Firm Launches National Morcellator Cancer Lawsuit Center Website for Morcellator Surgery Lawsuits at MorcellatorCancerLawsuitCenter.com 3Health News:CHEST releases new expert guidance in care of the critically ill and injured 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014  Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML ... and women,s health, has appointed Holly B. Bauzon ... Ms. Bauzon has a proven track record ... for laboratory services companies. She has more than 20 ... where she held the position of Director, Lab Services ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... YORK , Aug. 21, 2014  Publicis Groupe ... Shannon Hartley , Managing Partner and Healthcare Industry Group ... PharmaVoice 100, which recognizes the most inspiring people in ... are leaders in research and development, marketing, technology, creativity, ... agency in 2006 as a partner in its leading ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ... Equipment, Inc. for the third straight year, No. ... 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation,s fastest-growing ... look at the most important segment of the ... Timberland, Dell, Domino,s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vermillion Appoints Holly B. Bauzon as VP of Sales and Managed Markets 2Shannon Hartley Shines in PharmaVOICE 100 2Carolina's HME Named for Third Straight Year to Inc. Magazine's List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies--the Inc. 5000 2Carolina's HME Named for Third Straight Year to Inc. Magazine's List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies--the Inc. 5000 3
Cached News: